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    Default do you pick up pc's on the road?

    I do. Found an Asus Essentio just today. All I know so far is it has an lga775 mobo, Pentium E5500 (slow). Curious if it's an actual atx/uAtx mobo and/or power supply. That would be a bonus. Have to clean it up, remove clods of dust, reinstall ram sticks before powering it up.

    This sort of thing always seems to anti-climactic. That is when you find out it's the most basic model. Has the win7 coa, woopee, but no h/d. We'll see ...

    This bad boy is getting painted for sure. Bought multiple cans of spray paint (big sale) last week.

    Seemingly a G43 or G45 chipset, which is purported to be compatible with many lga771 xeons. But if you modify a socket 775 mobo to take a xeon, won't you then have to use ecc memory?
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    Never seen any worth picking up (just gutted cases and broken monitors). I have ended up with somebody else curb finds before.
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    I recently found a fully functional machine with an Intel Pentium Dual E2180 2GHz with 2GB ram and a 500GB HD. I'm thinking about giving WIN10 a run on it to see how it performs. However with just 2GB ram I might do better with the 32-bit version instead of the 64-bit one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    I recently found a fully functional machine with an Intel Pentium Dual E2180 2GHz with 2GB ram and a 500GB HD. I'm thinking about giving WIN10 a run on it to see how it performs. However with just 2GB ram I might do better with the 32-bit version instead of the 64-bit one.
    That machine is like an old AMD 64 x2 5000+ which is better off with XP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown_K View Post
    That machine is like an old AMD 64 x2 5000+ which is better off with XP.
    I do not agree.
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    Win10 will not run well in 2GB.

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    Even the 32-bit version?

    Alternatively I can add some more ram to this free find.
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    While you're at it thrown in a new motherboard, cpu, heatsink, fan and power supply.

    Why worry about Bimbos 10 on such an old p.o.c.? I thought I was a fanboy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Even the 32-bit version?

    Alternatively I can add some more ram to this free find.
    Any version of Windows from Vista on will not run well on 2 GB of memory.

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    There is a bare minimum you need to install the OS and then there is the amount of RAM that allows you to run actual software on it without swapping to disk every second.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
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